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To What Extent Does Income Affect Voting Behavior When Accounting For Race?

In heavily Hispanic Californian neighborhoods, wealth had no relationship with voting patterns in the 2008 United States presidential election and the 2010 California gubernatorial election. Continue reading

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What Exactly Was the Popular Vote in 2012?

I was recently writing a post on how news organizations still haven’t updated their election results. As part of that post, of course, I tried to track down the “real” popular vote. That is, how many votes did President Barack … Continue reading

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The Socially Conservative State of…California?

In the past four years Californians have voted against gay marriage, marijuana, and the abolition of the death penalty. Continue reading

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How 2012 Helps Prospects for Reforming the Electoral College

The electoral college is one of the lingering undemocratic parts of American politics. Unlike almost every other country in the world, America elects its presidents not via the popular vote but rather via a strange system of “electoral votes” distributed … Continue reading

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Vote No on Proposition 39: Multistate Business Taxes

This is the tenth part of a series of posts analyzing California’s propositions: Vote Yes on Proposition 30 – Jerry Brown’s Budget Plan Vote No on Proposition 31 – Changes to State Budgeting Vote No on Proposition 32 – Union-busting … Continue reading

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The State of the Presidential Race Today

How did things get where they are today? Continue reading

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Vote No on Proposition 38 – Molly Munger’s Tax Initiative

Proposition 30 is the good proposition, Proposition 38 the bad one. Vote yes on Proposition 30 and no on Proposition 38. Continue reading

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